Did You Know: Bill Gates Allocating $25M to the Latest Educational Initiative with Mark Zuckerberg

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The historical change in education is about to happen. Two of the most influential tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are teaming up to invent new technology for children with learning difficulties. And of course, this is to happen not without child brain science involvement!


Two educational charities - the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - are to explore potential pilot projects. The areas of focus are important for academic success are math, writing and brain functions. Currently, the new information is being sought in different fields: education, business, technology, and medicine.


What’s the Investment Amount?


As of today, no fixed amount of investments has been announced. On May 7, Microsoft announced a $25 million initiative related to implementing AI in creating better technology for people with disabilities. Among the main factors causing learning problems in disadvantaged children are:

  • poor executive brain function involving memory
  • thinking flexibility
  • behavioral issues related to autism
  • attention disorders

What Are the Project Features?


The forthcoming project is to be based on games and technology simulations to support teachers and family. Also, it will be tracking progress in groups of students with disabilities and students learning English as a second language. However, it’s not mainly about technology.


The latest venture largely depends on the deep-pocketed philanthropists who have made efforts to shift the paradigm of entire school systems. The initiative will assist students with poor performance stay on par with their better performing peers using classroom technology for digital or personalized learning.


The official representatives of both tech moguls have rejected any connection of their new initiative to their respective business roles as Facebook CEO and Microsoft founder.


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